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on-street parking open space and egress and putting childcare because of egress issues for example, and in a city that is vertical now it is that's becomes a challenge so we're looking at issues of making childcare facilities easier in existing housing as well as looking at the issues of the state level some other states have done that by the way, looting somewhat changing status to make the childcare facilities easy in urban settings, if you will. >> i'd like to ask new york city do they have a large population of the families you see a virtually when our there what do they do to accommodate the childcare. >> i don't know the specifics i think that is massachusetts has has done work at that level for urban settings off the top of my head but we can get that
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for you. >> that is an important issue i know that supervisor yee cares deeply about the childcare as you may know i represent a community that is density and woefully lack in childcare facilities and a school i want to couch with sfusd but i know i hope we're able - far greater need for childcare that's the point that families are willing to be here in san francisco we clearly have an amenity for that i'll urge we start to implement many of the things the concepts as quickly as possible into the planning process and role i mean not a stripping number but stark when you hear is that 2 percent of private parcels are rh-1 and
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rh-2 that means we're reilly depending on a small percentage of city parcels to bear the burden of accommodating the city's growth and hopefully our city's family i just think that is a huge conundrum for san francisco and as we talk about things like local density bonus program and this is a huge you know no, no to discuss but i just - i think that is impossible to talk about how you'll build for families housing if we don't talk about density in the rh-1 and rh-2 i just think the numbers here are stark and we have to expect all of san francisco to contribute to our housing density especially, if we want to keep diversity and families here in san francisco the one thing i was a little bit
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heartened but we're not doing worse on the two bedrooms that surprise me not the immense studios i'm unhappy to see we've stagnated or the same an two bedrooms but clear that is a huge void when you get to 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom counts they complain about the 3 bedrooms and more but we need to talk about the city's feasibility in being a healthy and workable city not building those three bedrooms or had bedroom units i don't think that two bedrooms are enough for a family not anymore but most of our families here in san francisco we're going to see families leave we're pushing developers to build for two bedrooms i hope we
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can have a robust conversation about the thursday over the next couple of months we talk about the reminders for that three bedroom units and more i want to thank the planning department staff there are good ideas i said to make sure that we start implementing that and we really look out the data around incomes we talk about what we need it be building it is very easy to say you know low income, middle-income but people have different definitions i think the numbers show where we need to be building and who we need to be building for, thank you supervisor yee for bringing this to those entire board. >> if i may supervisor on the one issue of rh-1 and rh-2 every city is grapple with if you add do pdr space it is 80 percent of city so that essentially this is a number i've used in the past about 80 percent of more of the city's development is happening on 20 percent of city's lands
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that is the case in our city for a long term and my colleagues are grapple with that seattle as you know and other cities ways to density i don't know the answer but we're all grasp illegal with. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor yee. >> there are more comments i'd like to make at the end a few people that want to do public comments so i'll keep it piece brief i want to mention about childcare as supervisor kim indicated i've been real passionate about making sure we keep on building for more means of childcare in the city i think there is a few things we're trying to do and one will be coming to you for a vote pretty
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soon for childcare homes for a priority of somewhat in the affordable units and i'm talking about that more when the time comes it is something that could create slots for about getting into the cu issues and so forth the other thing if we care about childcare in general it is something that i've said through every single developer that comes into may office and says here's our plan for the development and the first question i asked them what is the childcare to the point that most of developers come into and say here's the childcare or this is what we'll try to do about it we need ask more of us to say that
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so it becomes almost like they're not going to get much approval unless they add that in there that's why one the mission rock development included that is the development included a 20 thousand foot childcare with the fact i've mentioned it and it makes sense for their marketing plan to have it there was somewhat of a commitment for the 5m project for something similar i tried to urge that that's the way the discussion - that's what i want to say about childcare part of those localities those outside elements we need to pay attention to and so glad to hear you mention this but i believe there are some public comments at this time so.
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>> thank you supervisor yee thank you director rahaim and colleagues we'll open up for public comment if there are members of the public that want to speak specifically on this particular hearing please come forward this is not general public comment it is specific to our committee of the whole on this discussion. >> first speaker please. mbes of the board of supervisors ray hart for san francisco open government. i would like to first say this is a public hearing no copies of the report as requiredy the sunshine ordnance it is difficult to make effective public comment but i'll i'd like point out that exhibits the said set of planning department which is where we're talking about families with children we're talking about widow gets and chart and graphs and things that can be put into columns and put
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into statistics but little or no, if the talk about the human beings the people and children and families that are being affected by those problems i'm reminded of a meeting of the police commission they're talking about making funds available for crisis training for police officers in dealing with the mentally hunters point shipyard in my first police commission that was the same darn discussion they were having then and now we're having this a same discussion we've seen the carts we've seen the groofz you all seen those things over and over and over and over again, it is confusing activities with the achievement you talk and you talk and you talkie you talk and nothing happens hopefully pray to embody with a prominently female board of supervisors and with the
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progressive members who are male we will finally get action to take care of the families would women have traditionally through the history of mankind been the caregivers for this needs to move from talk talk talk to action action action and as far as who can come up it from you make that an incentive the people that build those buildings will make that happen. >> allow the women with children to come forward first please. >> good afternoon board of supervisors thank you for giving us us the opportunity to share our ideas i think that any guidelines for family-friendly housing should
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be a given for an experienced development and we should also - improve existing housing just for families because many of our families should be - live in substandard housing - (baby talk) but anyways that is i agree with the previous speaker that we can come up with the best of plans but especially implement them being nothing we put our money where it is worth thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is june bug a parent leader with the parent voices i'm also born
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and raised here in san francisco and my experience around housing as had an traumatic i become homeless in a child of the ellis act evictions and when this happened the city didn't come together to create affordable housing for children instead of is created a shelter system we're seeing today i believe that housing is a human rights we're talking assessable a lot of families with children that are struggling with families the reason i'm able to be housed is because of section 8 thank god for section 8 i don't know what ii would do but some families don't have it they have to rely on affordable housing but affordable for who we need to look at saerlt we need to make happen for the inclusion for
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disabled i have a child with cerebral with a special needs we also need housing that offers resources and reversals we need housing that offers wrap around support but a balance because a family shouldn't feel their institutionalized living in a program we need to be housing be housing and not institutional it's program housing thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm a district the resident i want to talk about how housing effects the victims of violation it is really i want to - it is really hard when ours is a victim of donors and find another place to live ♪ san francisco and get the money
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from victims ascertains relocation and get there and personally attacked in our own house it is sad because we are not against the donors and how and where did he move to again not another two bedrooms he can figure out so i want to tell you all because it just happened but think about those families the more family housing we have at least moderate and low income whatever income allows i'm a hud housing benefit holders i'm a veteran a disabled veteran because i'm disabled i get a hud back like a section 8 only for veterans there's a lot of us in the city that depends on i ask you all to think about it whether amber lee said do you
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want to move i said, "yes but you can't i don't know where to live if you don't feel safe you should be able to >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> and just to be clear i specified the women who had children waiting in line as curtsy to allow them to go first if you don't mind please. yes. because we get got to get out of here naomi's a idell wilson i'm a native of our beautiful city san francisco what is had an always been family i'm here today to support i don't need to say a lot a lot has been said don't need to echo
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is it echoes already san francisco has been a wonderful city resourceful for families lastly it didn't seemed to me that way i'm here today to say please keep that legacy alive for san francisco natives love this place we have the best resource fell city inside of world i'm here to say it today please keep the legacy in our city for our families stop them if moving out and keep them here in san francisco thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. and at the thank you gladys and other members of the public for allowing you to go ahead of them i have to run i have to pick up
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my son i'm a single 0 mom i've been here for 10 years we advocate for childcare i'm going to turn it over to locally and statewide and nationally we've been doing that for 20 years we celebrated the 20 anniversary the other day was the mci have to say despite being a single mom i'm one the lishg ones i have a place to stay and live it is breaks my heart i barely can- - life is hard but still i survive and does my heart you know yeah. it is good to follow be family-friendly guidelines and the reason i'm here with all my mom's here to say please allow this process to allow us
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to have input if families that were impacted by the crisis of being homelessness displaced and all of that we develop the guidelines we need to continue having the input omi i didn't know that was going to effect me so much we need to have family-friendly housing, of course, you have to share a room with everybody in the home i have more it is too emotional thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is avva i'm here to support the family housing for san francisco i'm a good example of housing helps me and my family in san francisco and it is very hard and expensive and we have section 8 the are not only way
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to stay in the city i'm thriving and going back to work soon and please pass that family housing we really need it thank you. >> in such. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm the executive director of holy family day home thank you to supervisor yee on this topic it affects us greatly and holy family is located in the mission one and 54 families we serve and many families are homeless average 25 percent annually 25 percent of our families leave they don't have affordable housing the effects on the children and the choices hair encompassed o forced to live in group housing 12 - separate rooms with one family in each room
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i'd like to epic it is a complex issue but housing impacts the early childhood education teachers i have to take a moment and get you to understand we have 70 staff and 80 percent of the teachers travel outdoors outdoor we have an ongoing 5 vacancy for teachers for the last 4 years in the program thank you very much for considering our comments today. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon the preschool supervisor as heather mentions a earlier childhood program serving on one hundred families that are currently many families at the housing the stress of looking for shelters effects the children
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and adults in a different way due to the lack of affordable housing families are moving out of the city to be able to have their children's in the schools we have a young mother that is commuting if pilts and working hard to get our daughter ready and on bart by 9:30 and make her way to city college and holding up a part-time job the stress of commute prevents them from getting to school on time making her attendance spotty we welcomed another family with to daughters and two working apartments they proved moved from out of state to benefit from the resources we have their struggle for housing start in august and is ongoing they spend many nights sleeping in their cars and put their money together to afford a motel or hotel for their family
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oftentimes the cost of hotel prospectives them from providing food for themselves this prosperity their 20 two daughters from regular attendance we believe in uplifting the whole families family-friendly housing is hope for all families in san francisco. >> thank you for your comments next speaker, please. >> i'm also an advocate i often see homeless families come into to my office especially telling me they have no other place to go even with a voucher often families are offered homes not enough a space firing family it affect the entire family and the school the apartment at work i'm here to remind you to keep
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those family-friendly amenities alive a lot of the things are the distances where the developments are and schools are and also some of the developments they're lower levels often are clothing stores or offerly priced grocery stores those are things that are effecting our families please supervisors i ask you to keep family-friendly amenities alive here in san francisco thank you for your time. >> next speaker, please. >> hi good afternoon and thanks for thank you for having me i'm tiffany came all the way from oakland here if family-friendly oakland we're not having those discussions in my city i heard that was happening and thank you and appreciate you all especially supervisor yee for taking a leadership i'm envious of those discusses and said to just appreciate the report and our
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effort that are planning department staff has put into that particularly when it comes to what i call the has nothing to do with we're in need of you let - it is an issue that is close to my heart and hits close to home oakland didn't have a family-friendly reputation not very many families we permanently were ranked the least family-friendly state along with las vegas and at the same time in san francisco we there really are a lot of families that thrive and want to stay and need the resources to be here and so for the past two years i've been leading this volunteer after the kids go down for the night campaign called
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fire system to make sure that the family decisions and city planning efforts include people of all ages and incomes and households size and all abilities and really hope that you folks in san francisco, california have a sister program you know with family-friendly initiatives here in san francisco and i guess one last they know i will encourage you folks to incorporate playfulness not only in our homes but all of your infrastructure and again, thank you very much for your leadership i look forward to tweeting about you guys and bring our solutions back to my city to my folks in oakland. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> game-changer supervisors certainly a lot for playful when you have kids waiting in line thank you for the opportunity especially supervisor yee and appreciate our leadership and
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bringing this quite literally if everybody we absolutely support the needs for building we specifically look at the subsidized affordable housing in the city of san francisco we realized that is a solution for some unfortunately not a solution for those the vast majority of people that apply for the homes and project by project i hear from one o to 50 to 70 applicants actually get that lottery they're able to live here a number of short time things we can be doing we think are absolutely beneficial but raise the number of affordable units one of the ways especially given the national regulatory and financial climate to encourage the subsidized requirements and large numbers of family units in those developments projects looking to some long term solutions we do believe that the
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market-rate unit the market-rate units of today are the microfilm units of the next generation as mentioned the majority of members on the before do are females and parents and when some of your children are 20 and thirty and 40 years down the line we want that provide some of their answers today we believe there is a solution on this table you.
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>> i'll give her my card to give me a shout thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon carpenter you commissioners are looking forward to looking at the monday meeting i'm speaking on behalf of myself i'm the parent of an almost 3 years old and married to a high school teacher before i moved to the east bay we went through the home buyer education program on the bayshore
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eligibility list for units i'll say no units that came throat pipeline from the two it was several years on the list we had to reapply almost none of units were about two bedrooms the vast majority were is to see and one bedrooms but those two bedrooms were not in location that are appropriate. raising and child under 5 it is dear to any heart that alongside the concern overseas to childcare are very much part of the concerns over teacher retention that have been raised in the meeting a major concern for m line we work on this side of bay and really you know want to encourage you to that about i completely appreciate the difficulties with bringing online more three bedrooms but how can we community-based about making sure that families with
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elders and children ends up in the two bedrooms unit bus xaernt without children what compete in the lottery with elders he experienced first hand the demands for housing when you have a child or a dependent elderly are much more dense more flexibility in terms of kinds of space and the logically and the kind of building before we had a child and so looking forward to work with you on the solutions and the commissioners are looking to learning more on monday and thank you supervisor yee for your attention this childcare issue as well >> next speaker, please. >> it up for hearing me i didn't expected to speak forgive my nervousness i'm a third yargsz my father works with the city and county of san francisco
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my grandmother had a performing workshop i'm likely to be the last to be a native born san franciscan i can't afford to live here my family was priced out in 02004 but also those who can't come back and be here it is disheartening and important i thank you for listening. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> combngz other people's money this is one that is makes sense i have two kids my could director has kids we're all drying trying to do do best that is not terrible family-friendly thanks to back in 2070 two
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supervisors took on the issues and sink their teeth into that thank you for pushing and don't say no until you get something affordable housing development i mean single families has been done so in many respect the advertisements not doing enough of it we're not getting enough to meet the needs but a broader issue beyond that is one paper that was automating the small united versus the larger exercised to existing that tells us folks the direction of san francisco demographics is changed by what we build if we want to change that and do something that takes bold policy moves you, you know frankly size
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matters we wrote a piece at the end off january in the examiner some go basic things and fought for this in the eastern neighborhoods plan and market octavia for that 40 percent unit mix is obviously not enough 3 things the citywide mix 40 or 50, and, secondly, in inclusionary bmr's the opponent affordable we can get a family 40 percent two bedrooms and other three bedrooms and lastly minimum unit size have to have that in san francisco we don't have minimum for housing thank you. >> >> next speaker, please.
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>> tom gilberty 29 in the apartments basically the new pardoning what we're building kids living in the place it depends on if you have two girls or boys you can get away with two bedrooms people that are lived there for a long, long time into their high school years two scandinavian girls one son of one of the officers in the management office below-market rate and other family with below-market rate one of the things you've got to do the overhead make that so this is rent-controlled those people left after their second increase in the rents this person had to move after their
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$600 rent increase that is my dad in old hud new york queens buildings basically rent-controlled this is what we're doing in san francisco right now kind of terrible we forbode to have a reenlightenment one of the he wants words reenvision our way of living here and back to the overhead and 5 plan we'll go to the fist part of 5 part housing plan and start with the bottom again 20 percent community specific needs low income affordable homes and seniors and veterans 15 years on having social security homeless, people from
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the northeast and then work up teachers and police that work in the city 20-year residents and more and more. >> thank you, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> madam president my name is office of the city administrator to i'm a former forklift driver i wanted to thank the board for taking the pit full relatively speaking services for families and turning it into a wedge issue between the lowest income san franciscans and the microfilm thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i haven't stopped i'm getting started what family with a income between 50 and $100,000 not have kids in san francisco or san leandro you, you know
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that supervisor scott wiener noticed a the elephant in the room a single eninfant that was good enough to get elected to the state senate this room is filled with elephants it is when 20 adults one child if that entire family and people outside of country that is one child and crazy living in st. francis and has two houses her mother is an immigration lawyer you know what i see completely lacking in the discussion of our families the discussion you know talk about longshoreman's we have the lowest number of children of new major city in america the issues are so medicaid criteria even miserable that is what i want to talk
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about why is from the case. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm denise i was born socially conscious didn't have kids but a disability and i'd like to see more how are you for disability disabled folks built and minced the tenderloin has the highest concentration of disabled people probably in the country we're disabled folks month underserved population in san francisco and i'd like that to change because we're part of the community and productive members as well east even though we might have disables a lot of people don't have money it is hard to share a country with bill nefarious and share a city
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with bill nefarious and have them write the laws there is money in politics we have that's the core issues we'll have money in politics that is a problem so i'd like to thank you for your effort here to get housing and i hope it didn't make that a wedge issue like office of the city administrator to said thank you for listening. >> thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> i find it bad that supervisor safai is not in the room on the screen or talking with other people that would behove him to the present. >> thank you very much any members of the public that wants to make public comment seeing
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none, public comment is closed. and this hearing has been held supervisor yee >> thank you, supervisor breed once again i want to thank the public for koutd and also the comments made by my colleagues to supervisors here on this particular issue i'd like to say that what he really wanted to do today was not create any wedge issue but for us to focus an issue of families with children and i think everything has been good about focusing on this the one thing i want to point out several of the people pointed out actually is a majority of women supervisors a majority of parent supervisors
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and i think for the first time in a long time we actually have a majority of supervisors that actually grew up in san francisco as children so not what you see it i'm hoping this is carry we grew up i had a great life as a child my two children juvy let's port the families to grow up in san francisco we're building some plays with two bedrooms and brooimz as soon as someone has a kid in those bedrooms they move out and mainly because of other things that john rahaim was talking about and his staff the characteristics of not only the units it's the building where's the play area
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at neighborhood where are the amenities or the things that a family needs where's the childcare and i realize that the people that were building affordable housing were actually doing well understanding the elements for the families not to say we're not building enough but when this he build they understand the market-rate development for whatever reason when they develop their units it didn't seem to take into consideration with the family needs not revenue bond oversight committee science the planning department staff has come up with them they're great element and need to support it i'm hoping that
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sooner than not part of our general plans and i think that all we need to do is the next step once the general plans of family-friendly development is to start asking for these things now people talked about using the neighborhood plans they have already some guidelines about how many multi bedroom units should be part of the development which is 40 percent i'm more introducing legislation and i've taushlgd talked with the developers with that to move because what they're doing now they're building mostly two bedrooms and again not accommodating the families so what i'm hoping to do is encouraging them to build more of the three bedrooms units they're not building right now and this is going to be to a
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traffic i don't want to talk about that right now but moving down the pipes with this. >> i think supervisor kim's comment is exactly how i feel now we have general policies let's implement things and make it so we can have families here not lose jackie people like jackie to north carolina come on and i'm hoping that a lot of you have introduced legislation that will be impactful for families i'll be introducing a lot more not in the grand scale you're talking about but little things we all can do and hopefully, you'll get behind once again i want to thank the planning department staff in particular
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the director john rahaim who i had the discussion with him like ore three years ago we have to do something about that we schemed about that and eventually they did something about it now i think that the ball is kicked back into our court as pooeshgzs to implement some of the policies thank you very much. >> thank you supervisor yee and this hearing is filed thank you so much for your leadership and i'm sure that discussion will continue all right. madam clerk let's go to our committee report. >> item 25 through 27 were considered by the land use and transportation committee to the a regularly hearing an march 13 and forwarded as recommend to the committee report item 25 an
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ordinance to amend the transportation code to establish a violation for bicycles part of a bicycle share left unattended on a point of view from the mta or the pbs and without a permit that ordinance authors the enforcements abatement or removal of an unpermitted bicycle and firms the ceqa determination and supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam president i'd like to thank supervisor farrell for his co-sponsorship and early support this represents the first place that we're actually getting groven of an issue rather i've said repeatedly letting them ask for forgiveness after the fact we have a permitting scheme and thank you ed reiskin and dpw and mohammed nuru for their help in crafting this with the mayor's
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office and the it don't make any difference and urge your support. >> thank you seeing no other names on the roster, madam clerk on the item madam clerk, please call the roll. >> supervisor safai supervisor sheehy supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor president london breed supervisor cohen supervisor farrell supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen there are 11 i's. >> the ordinances is passed unanimously on the first reading next item, please. >> item 26 a resolution to urge the california legislation and the governor to pass the california assembly bill introduced by sxhoubl arthur's a addendum technology both in the city and in the city of san
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jose. >> supervisor yee i mean, i'll keep this short we had a similar discussion this morning at the transportation authority meeting and but this is on a different audience i should mention some of the reasons why we're supporting i'd like to have us support this this is a resolution to support a bill that is coming up at the state level and it is something that we've asked for for several years and finally a piece of legislation that will go through it is a difficult piece of legislation and there is many, many groups going to get behind the idea to allow san francisco and san jose to utilities a proven tool to
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reduce fatalities collisions with and making is staffer torped torped torpedos pedestrians i'd like to have it done for all california start with san francisco and using the automated traffic - >> automated speed enforcement which means we'll utilities cameras to as a preventive tool for those who choose to speed he speeding is the number one, factor that will actually cause fatalities of pedestrians crossing the streets so just to summarize as that since we've had a full decision this morning i hope i'll be able to have all
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your support. >> thank you supervisor yee supervisor ronen hi i also wanted to repeat the comments at the transportation authority earlier today because it is a different audience i initially had concerns about the legislation for two reasons first, the concerns of privacy and the fact we are living in a culture where we are increasing under more and more government surveillance through the smart devices or on the streets to the cameras that is something that i don't believe it is a good thing for the society but then my second concern about this legislation was that we will continue to be nickel and diming the residents and charging additional fees that is increasingly hard to live in a city we had the whole hearing on family housing i'm not going to
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support this resolution urging passage of that legislation because i know that is assemblyman chiu is working to address the privacy concerns and make sure that any camera footage is limited to the license plate and that data stored and obtained will be closely held and people that are not be shared, and, secondly, that he's working with advocates to create a graduated fee for violations of the law so that all residents will feel the impact of that fee equally $100 might mean the to one person and makes the differences of another person putting good on the there is a motion on the table that evening i'm supportive of this resolution and i want to again thank supervisor yee on that.
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>> thank you supervisor ronen colleagues seeing no other names on the roster, same house, same call? and item 27 a resolution to approve an agreement agreement between the city and the pacific gas & electric consistently of w679d plus square feet of land running east to west on 1975 for an amount and authorize the director to execute the documents and take other actions colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? >> without objection the resolution is adapt unanimously let's go to roll call introduction for new business supervisor safai the first. >> thank you, madam clerk today, i introduce a resolution on something that was bring to
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our attention a horrendous situation you may have read the report when 27 people living in the dungeon a garage underground no light no windows one way in and out some were living there from 3 to 5 years one person 10 years and bring to our attention when we were called because the electricity had been shut off and they were fighting with the sub tenants we didn't know but pg&e asked them to put did electricity on they were some individuals living there with disabled that needed access to electricity to stay alive once we investigated further we sent the department of homelessness and my staff down interest in response to the human rights
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committee that was a garage subterranean underneath a landlord mat i walked by this location hundreds of times and didn't realize that people could be living there that didn't complaisance but the situation necessitated people to get out it was a life and death situation the result was 27 people will be homeless so we immediately contacted the department of building inspection the fire department and the agencies h s and action hms and supportive of housing and basically said those folks are like victims they've been take advantage and like fire victims overnight they'll be homes like in a fire we believe they should be treated as such for the first time in the history of this city the fire department issued a notice to
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vacate coupled with two months market-rate rent bus utilities for each individual tenants that remained for the few of them found family and extended family heirs those folks were one hundred bilingual and latino many were undocumented overtime we're talking about this sector of the population out-of-sight out of mind and often not seen but they're a separately part of committee in san francisco so today, the reason i'm bringing this forward we want real solutions and this this should a working group to talk emergency housing and safety conditions and thank god the story end positively we were able to get the saechlt to house this community 10 that are there but the idea to work with the sgavrm
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so we can find stable housing for them we like there to be a working group made up of the deducting department of health hsa and human services and the mayor's office and the department of building inspection and the department of homelessness and supportive of housing the planning department and the fire department with support from the city attorney's office who by the way, was wonderful in this situation and essentially was aggressive with the property owner they should be held accountability and hopefully, a lawsuit for taking advantage of those individuals but essentially this working group will indicate how prevalent are unauthorized and uninhabitable units across the city i think as a result of ghost ship in oakland the fire
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department is taking would be approach we don't believe that every situation will be like people can't stay in the housing but maybe they'll be able to make the housing bring it up to standards and codes to go in that we wanted to implement a citywide response for the participating departments to address the safety issues and minimize the displacement we want to keep people alive but not put them on the street an important aspect of this and see how the board can be advised on the expansion of the fire victims assistance fund and good samaritan fund in the section 327 plus the rest i submit. >> thank you commissioner mccray . >> supervisor sheehy.
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>> supervisor sheehy. >> that one is persona long time survivor ken was a member of the hiv planning council and briefly held membership on the hiv planning be council as well during his time ken is champion for services starve seniors if long time survivors and advocate for centrally people living with hiv and aids on public policy bodies ken was a leader on the h s b.c. starting as dharm for the consumer affairs or affairs and served often the kwoefrnt council to co-chair that hiv working group when the leader visited i am had it in the hospital and despite the struggles challenges to his heart and his mobility and
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latter the partial amputation of a leg that was clear that ken preference to talk about hiv public policy rather than his own physical hardships he mentions his accomplishment on long term care council were the proudest of his life the gradual system of care has many dedicated service providers he demonstrated to each of the pencil staff the political and also brought his whole self to his work he'll be sorely missed the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor sheehy. >> we'll refer supervisor tang supervisor yee. >> thank you madam clerk today, i want to introduce a resolution urging california state law makers to authorize the teacher
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recruitment and retention act of 2017 colleagues as you may know we're basically having a crisis in the classroom throughout california and in also in san francisco meaning that we can't find enough teachers to be in the classroom we know that note having a permanent teacher in the classmate has a effect whether golden gate park elementary school or other schools throughout san francisco and it is not seems like not going to get better this cumber there is one and 50 thousand students in san francisco, california being taught by temporary teachers and what we're finding in terms of the number of individuals that are going after the credentials it is basically only at 70 percent
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of what we need in california so what this legislation does is basically two-fold there are two main things that helps teachers there are the new teachers their continued their education and provide tax incentives for them to pay for your addition so this is the first 5 years of a teacher's leave in the classroom and the other thing that does that it is giving incentives for those that quality teachers that are veterans, for 10 years allowing teachers that teach in the k through 12 system to be tax exempt of their california
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state income tax salesforce them 4 to 5 thousand a year didn't sounded like a lot but for those in the teaching fields struggling to pay for their housing and everything else that 5 or 4 thousand make a kind of in whether an individual decides to stay in teaching or not we talked about this earlier about teachers and so forth this is one thing we can get hidden to make sure we support our teachers the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor yee supervisor president breed thank you mc colleagues one very important item i'm requesting a hearing on our city's office of economic workforce development development programs and along with supervisor cohen to look at the glazing employment within
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the african-american i find it unconscionable the 3 percent african-american employment rate citywide is 17 percent and in some areas in the western edition where i grew up and born and raised and been consistently working to help change and push funding and support and resources to that community sadly it is at a horrible 64 percent let that sink in for a second 64 percent unemployment amongst african-american communities where i was born and raised a place that has a large population of affordable housing units this is a crisis we have to treat it as such the organisms e office of economic workforce development spend $21 million a year for office of economic workforce development programs
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citywide whatever they're doing to serve the african-american population is clearly not working i want to know exactly in this hearing what is preventing those who need employment from obtaining employment the most i can't walk through any district and go to the dry cleaners without a few people not one person but always a few people asking me for employment opportunities yes, an amazing success in our place that i consistently send people to that work with individuals to help them develop their resumes they've held working groups and go above and beyond to try to support members of the our population and i'm consistently doing my own outreach constantly talking with someone trying to lead them
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on the right path and posting job opportunities on social media i'm proud of people we helped to get job opportunities at muni because of the work of supervisor kim and supervisor cohen and banning the box a lot of the folks he grew up are able to for muni with a good paying job with benefits we've held hospitality employment's providing the resources with the stemming projects for the will young adults and apprenticeship programs fund by the city for incredible opportunities my office is consistently doing all we can to work with our community and answer the call when they reach out so for those opportunities we know exist all over the city but what articulated outreach who level of support is being
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done by the department that has the responsibility to do this work and why isn't it working? in 2016 oewd served 6 thousand plus people of that number yes 38 percent or 25 were african-americans which sounds good that is great and sounds good but how many of them were actually placed in jobs and not just any job how many of them are working at the locations their placed in and the w in particular roughly three hundred african-american with or served and only a factor were actually placed in jobs even though for those places in jobs many were not able to keep them this issue goes beyond job placement flubs and barriers in
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job readiness and create a pipeline getting people ready to quality for the jobs but more importantly what are we missing here what are we not doing in the city from preventing this number from change we must likewise not focus on practicum placement of numbers how to make sure they keep those job opportunities i have a personal story a young man would i've known since born had trouble holding on to a job and make that my personal mission to xhavnl talking about showing up on time and what he is doing wrong and challenges i have to tell you over the years that is a lot of work he's kept a job for 6 years as a result not just have me but me and a number of people that consistently work with him and talk with him and
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make themselves available he got his first job and 23 and kept the job because of individuals to make sure they we're there to listen to him and help him maintaining the employment opportunities it is a lot of work especially, when we talk about giving people a second chance and thaw how we want to change lives we can't give someone a job after 23 years and expect them to code we have to do more and understand better the policy and circumstances that have consistently put african-americans at a disadvantage in the workplace notary republic not a question for the city of alabama or pilts we're failing right here in liveable san francisco san francisco has the largest
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disparity against black and white and institute revealed san francisco has the second lovely of employed san franciscans followed by troirt michigan that is shameful it is shameful what the city is doing to come battle african-american at the confirmation moebltsd is clearly not working we have to find why not our here we go how we serve the last african-americans in san francisco this can't be the end of the story and time we hold the city and the department responsible the mayor and every member of this board the able to fix this problem the rest i submit >> thank you, madam president and supervisor cohen.
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>> thank you. i submit. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, madam clerk i have two items today first of all, in memoriam i'd like to enter into the memory charles that passed away last week charles moved to san francisco in 1971 and attended the camp mather and a graduate of you cannot recall university and the first fourth generation of lynch before becoming the head of a system company and later established the infiniti mirror maids to do business in pier 39 this is something i remember growing up as an adult served as a trustee in a number of schools a board
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member or a ballet member and will be socializing pleased i've gotten to know his family a tragic loss survived by his wife and two children and the second item legislation that has been working on with finally for a number of years we continue to work on intersect assess and digital for forgot for business is a major barrier i believe that is criminal we have over one thousand san franciscans that lack internet assess at home a minimum of 14 percent of school children their asked to take tests on line but it leaves them fourth and further behind one of the biggest digital
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divides it is difficult for small serve provider to enter the market we have great small intersect serves they deliver services for the residents by denied because of costs and other prohibitions thank you for pga the ordinance like in december one the biggest intersect services to lay infrastructure cost as much as $6.8 million to install ground facilities i'm hoping to knock down that for intersect providers i'm arthur's the public works to give excavation on the sidewalk portion of public right-of-way using micro trenching this ordinance creates a permitting opportunity for internet and other communication providers citywide to the public
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right-of-way micro is a type of construction much more shallow and allows us to lay infrastructure and less intrusive and damaging to the sidewalks for many isp that policy will significantly reduce the cost necessary to lay new infrastructure and deliver for the residents we work closely with the department of public works to have mechanisms into the length how dope the trench will be allowed and other mandates to have the hive quality in the public right-of-way there are certain restrictions where the internet will be allowed to lay their structure and not hit the nail on the head others structures all providers taking advantage must restore the sidewalk with the specification and if we're jaws of life address and close the digital
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divide we need this this place to provide opportunities for xeefks at lower prices we need this policy in place i want to thank in particular mohammed nuru and jerry for their work on a longer period of time our internet provider have about this pushing and jeff and the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor farrell commissioner murphy i submit thank you supervisor kim >> thank you, madam clerk more and more in the press we're finding that robots are destroying american jobs it is a topic long be predict area of robots has arrived according to researchers at oxnard university
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47 percent of american jobs are going to be automated in the next do the best we can not just taxi and delivery drivers and manufacturing workers it is accountants and lawyers and others are replaced as well robots are advances to take over jobs it is we're harder ready to address that the biggest threats is not i's companies sending their jobs offshore that is automation bill gates says we should levy tax on robots that is an idea to make sure it the wealth by the automation is investing in the jobs for the future year i'm sorry last year
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san franciscans overwhelmingly passed city college free-for-all residents we understand the times are changing and the technology and innovation is racing lady of education system research shows you 70 percent of all jobs in the u.s. will require some type of post secondary training by 2020 that is just around the corner government last made the investment its decision to invest in a from the k through 12 when jobs we are taken over understanding that education is fulsome in supporting the citizens in the u.s. i said last year and say it again, we as policymakers that as policymakers that is our responsibility to examine and reexamine the tools and resources we consider
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fundamental to giving our citizens a fixing chance to be productive members of society and work to grow our middle-class and - autumntion will provide benefits to the society convenience and lowering costs of products will also aggregate the trend we're seeing in san francisco a shrinking mrichlt and impoverished and low income community awhile seeing the growing wealth anything the few, in fact, san francisco has the faster income divide from the presentation earlier we're seeing huge lose in middle-income families in the city reducing that will generate trillions of dollars for the companies driving this
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autumntion we must direct those profit and retrain and reemploy human beings that are being replaced by the machines and need to invest in human capital in a way for broad prosperity this means that companies will continue to pay payroll tax on the machines o taxes will fill the gap by the human office of economic workforce development and fund the schools and road and health programs and other services that's why i'm introducing this in form and ongoing tax on every think outside the box that replaces a human that will be benchmarked against the jobs being replaced that also redirected in job training and investments in new industries i'll be working to convene a group to explore this to help a address the autumntion
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that is coming proposed propensities is a is it uncan i believe and that the to the replaces the industrial workers but point to the massive prosperity that followed with the industries and occupation that is also true critical to take into consideration the migration to convene to cheaper products but not efficient or initiative to graet create broad swaths in american that is important we adequately rethink the way we are preparing our citizens owe virtually every industry we have a number of hard questions to discuss and resolve we need to look at office of economic workforce development opportunities for those industries hardest hit by
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autumntion and what we are beginning to see the impacts but certainly see broader impacts in the coming years and want to make sure as we talk about this growing wealth gap wear not only taking on the issues of today but taking an head issues that are coming in the near future the rest i submit thank you, thank you supervisor kim. >> supervisor peskin submit. >> supervisor ronen submit. >> madam president seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes the introductions of new business. >> thank you madam clerk madam clerk please read public comment. >> at this point, the public may comment up to 2 minutes on matters within the jurisdiction of the board pursuant as a whole and not to individual board members, no one is required to comment on your matter. thirty through 3 that without reference to the public comment calendar not allowed pursuant to
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the board direct your comments to the board as whole and not the audience speakers using translations will be getting twice the time if you like to delay our document on the overall clearing state to sfgovtv and remove the document when the screen returns to live coverage of the meeting. >> thank you first speaking please. >> combroets board members i want to see how that comes out on the captioning i'm marcus i'm a form san francisco employee and now a retiree i'm black feet and spanish and irish and i'm african i'm all of those things i'm a san franciscan and what we're here to talk about is that notion
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we're doing business with bank of america is bank rolling the dark thank you for your comments
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>> next speaker, please. >> good evening relatives i'm isabel a northern cheyenne and i'm 22 year-old a representative of sf bay my family is from north carolina and my family is 30 hours away from standing rock in any territory they deal with the oil cracking and all of that bragging and all the injunction wells they cause cancerous they
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have auto immune disease and miscarriages and poisons our water this is what the fulsome's is what they do for our people and not happen to my people in my territory the fossil fuel industry we don't need it but defund ourselves and divest i'm asking the city of san francisco to amazing divest from this excuse me - unanimously approve that resolution. >> i'm standing here not only for myself by my ancestors and the fire chief generations we're all sitting here on muwekma
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ohlone they let us be here and talk here we have to pay respect to all inagainst people and take that step forward and find that translation so we can make a better future for our future generations and let them know we did the best we can to have clean land and soil thank you, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors madam president my name is antonio i'm back here to make sure that our almost invisible community is still represented and not made invisible as we've been made for centuries and i wanted to remind did board that the city this resolution even though it didn't change the fact that the city invests
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$10 billion with bank of america and whatever the alternatives we choose credit units, public banks the board needs to show more commitment and formative their intent to leave bank of america as quickly as possible and oil for the dp l within the next week this is a much environmental issue as an indigenous rights and a constitutional crisis the article 6 establishes the laws of the united states made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land the army corp. non-content into the tribes within the nation loumz to a violation of the
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extreme law of the lands looking for west coast leadership in this political compliment i urge you to make the right choice do the right thing for your generation and ours thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> hello my name is melanie my son and i have been going through every protest since the beginning waiting too hours wanted to speak you want to say no even a 3-year-old understand how important it is to stand up with everyone to play fair on the playground how can we as adults not do that we've done. >> transports to the natives and stand with them and release that we all lose if we give you
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oils and corporations and yeah. i wanted to urge you to stand with the natives and do better than that in the past but now to them so, please say yes to divest from the greedy banks. >> i want to ask that members of the public allow those with disabilities and children to speak first and then if you could speak after them that is appreciated thank you. >> next speaker >> my name is naps cooperative i came here today reading
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supervisor farrell's concern about donations from nonprofits shouldn't be obstruct i have of gifts to officials i looked over the agenda when i got her. >> mrs. cooperative i paused your time it is for general public comment i believe. >> i'm going to have general public comment but it is going to address some of the problems that you run into such as the low employment of blacks in the city because it is a certain style of dealing with things that i think makes problems for the equalities that you asked at the
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same time asking for a prestige and assuming that with regard to state law or federal law and for about fairness when i demonstrate the fairness maybe the people that are having problems by race wouldn't have that set of problems because you demonstrate the prestige situation. >> ms. cooperative i'll resume your time keep our comments general don't speak about the specific item on the agenda here we go i'm resuming the time. >> maybe i should stop talking. >> please finish our comments what do you say. >> go ahead and say what you, you wanted to say. >> i've had unusual amount of experience in integrating my community in any earlier years
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i'm responsible as an individual to sfwrart the sequoia union school board by the a.m. bibs of 3 hundred words on the ballot in differentiating a school bond issue unless the school board integrated a high school before the election and the people voted on the ballot measure down the district receives the federal grant that was withheld to the secrecy of the voters he disclosed and the district received more than the bond measure from the federal grant because the school district voted to the bond issue down and kept the money from the federal
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for integrating the school district i see this and it can be done in san francisco but you're doing it by making the person you pick out a person and use that person to get special - >> thank you mrs.lcroft mbes unfortunately, we can't discuss this when it is in committee but comment on anything outside of that as well as the items that are coming up in the adoption without reference to committee items thirty through 37 i want to make sure i clarify that. >> impossible to fix mr.
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farrell's. >> thank you thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm a member of the transcribes of northern california as a bay area resident born and breed lucky to be raised that san francisco is a beacon for people experiencing specification people look to san francisco for direction in times of political upheaval those are amongst the darkest time in the country those who suffer are struggling the month of dakota -
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>> beacons of love and leadership the world needs leaders more than of san francisco the world is watching you thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> hi my name is jackie i'm sweetie i run from the embarcadero good afternoon. i'm a daughter of cheyenne one the tribes susan the u.s. army for the pipeline this resolution before you directed the treasurer to scene out from our
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portfolio i'm personally thank the supervisors co-sponsor especially sxufr that offered this, however, i want to note that we won't be celebrating this until we see the treasure devest of investment and so late to the break up that a party that gavin started we invested taxpayers to the bank of america and don't put that money in a valet they loan it out and uses that money to create environmentally strufb and racism piping i transfer the money to point guns at us at wounded committee that's why it is effectively taking away am month from our open pressors we're not asking you to stand in
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line with us but doing paperwork i understand that maybe inconvenient to switch to the a few payroll system and i don't know online thing but what is warranted the convenience being forced from the land and forced to drink oil we invite you to stand on the right side with us, please tell bank of america when you sell out your people you sell out all of us thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> sfgovtv please. good work my name is pam i want to be able to support everything that has been said as far i put that up here in terms of the
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environmental impact of the pipeline an issue when it will happen not an issue if it is going to happen so this is to help to illustrate the work that we need to do in terms of transferring from dirty energy to clean energy the resolution we want to present will bring us a step forward started that and prevents things like this from happening i submitted to the army corp of engineers my comments of building the pipeline unfortunately ,those comments that i have made will not be considered in terms of the dangers of a pipeline like this i'm not sure can you see that but - some of the things that i
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am concerned about the safety of this pipeline a pipeline using this process has never been done before using the crude oil underneath a river the upstairs have been infected and faulty holes i urge you to make that transferring from dirty fumes to renewable policy that resolution is sound by need to get them to defund places like bank of america thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> carl 45 thousand uber and lyft vehicles operate in san francisco causes massive traffic and all taxis have them
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including the fly wheel and waits for the cab to arrive with a demand new york impacted to have the number of licensed taxis by reducing the tmc you can have without medallions and raising short revenue complaining the tdm allows unlimited vehicles and the city cannot mandate the levels but achieve the local law enforcement for i'm going home to my city by the bay that run stop signs and enforce the code section 260 is the leadership and most tmc vehicles are regular license plates the drivers comment insurance fraud and pay rather than seven hundred a month it creates an
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unlevel park merced ada and i by the time it enforce tmc members to quit how for those people that want to drive recently uber raise venture capital if goldman saks now we see many examples of fraud the - fly wheel is sued overinform anti trust violation and the city's weight and measures are given - >> thank you for your
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comments. >> next speaker, please. >> hello my name is christopher a teacher that lives in the inner sunset in district 5 i urge my supervisor supervisor campos and every supervisor to vote yes urging the responsible matrix and ultimately divest from bank of america the city of san francisco shouldn't be doing business with a company that capitalize on the "x" pollination of foul that ruins the drinking water of millions of americans and destroys the environment. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is a charles i'm a long time participant of the local san francisco taxicab industry i'm here to talk about item 32 and urge you to vote yes, a reporting in the negotiation times and uber's own public
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admissions tell a shocking story of sunset 2014 uber has used secretive gray balling technology to obstruct the lawful government in the united states and all around the world that board needs to it found if our city government and legalized representative like mta staff were targeted by the deceptive gray balling practices tmcs have caused serious consequences for a billion dollars in lost medallion sales this is a billion dollars of the taxpayers will have to make up in this time of looming budget sthauflz there go quickly obstruction of justice the
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uber's belong to the taxpayers of san francisco this 0 board owes the people of this city a thorough version that follows the evidence please vote yes to support the resolution that is item 32 on your agenda. >> it is your next speaker, please. >> i'm strongly in favor the adoption i think that will help the reputation of san francisco it didn't matter if we choose a small bank moving our money if bank of america will make sure that in conflict of interests will arise in the future for cash martin luther king cannot social robot is proved to be too low i think that we should increase 20 percent at seattle did and find on financial institution that hazard the means and intention to serve san
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franciscans even still not a significant amount from bank of america but will create a domino effect by seattle and san francisco and cities around the nation thank you for your time. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning madam president and supervisors my name is interfering martin i thank you for having me. to speak i came to speak on divestment i've been here to speak on this matter as many of us here today i've heard us speak on the dangers of pipelines an is. >> transports commented against our native people and heard us speak on the irresponsibility of investing in dirty fossil fuel and heard us speak on the benefits of not only financially sound but i didly sound we stand with a resolution in front of you to
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update the social responsibility of investment matrix now let me be clear this is a first step we want complete divestment but that is a simple step and that's why i can't understand having a very hard time understanding there are 3 names missing from this 0 sponsors on this resolution if you can't commit to the ethically sound investment and try to look into alternatives for the city's money instead of bank of america your complexity in the murder and genocide of people your complexity in the destruction of a planning our complicity in the annihilation of pocket of a clean and heath
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future for your children and i for one and i'm sure many of us here will share my sentiment will never forgive you. >> thank you >> next speaker, please. >> my name is irene i'm here in support of number resolution thirty i speak as a thirty year resident of san francisco my first optimism for the campaign identify worked towards clean energy in the city and have helped with many of your causes in this room i think that as part of shrinking marching i've divested from fossil fuels in my own investment and paid plenty of taxes and property taxes i
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shop local i expect my tax dollars to be spent on clean issues and not on dirty fuels and the wave of past we need to move into the future thank you poem died in the mass criteria and hundreds were wounded a using firm had pressure to reopen the smelter factory that had lead poison protester were demanding the draekz for the pursuing union law president
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graergz established under the approving the constitution and peru had prior content by the indigenous projects involving their land the protesters it is a blatant form of racism our state department go looked at the blockades for the impression the community had broad support with repercussion for the state privileges a unreport said the activities many indigenous people have suffered and environmental impacts outburst receiving benefits our governments roll in peru giving the investors to protect the bottom line without a rats ass about human rights for the suffering they allow others to
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impose does that sound familiar obviously you can draw parallels i sometimes wonder what would have happened in the did not media we're not there as the black outs were objective the indigenous people is a part of our clerk history i hope our hearts are open today. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you supervisor president breed and members of the board i want to add my voice in solidarity with that indigenous remove or remove to defund the pipeline is violates the standing rock sue and will at that time they're drinking water on behalf of the owner police are brutal lists and violated basic civil and human
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rights of protesters me growing up in the closet in the suburbans of baltimore san francisco has a light in the darkness when this city moved tarots towards marriage quality that gave me home when san francisco refuses to do business with corps that discriminatory that gives hope to millions of people across the country and today san francisco, california take a small step to a lot account the rights of beginning against people and other people of color and raise our voice against police brutality and today san francisco, california take a small step with a future of out you brutal and ask you to update the matrix and ultimately to join seattle and somcan and
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at the devest from banks thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> a lot of people i ask in this land i live in the lands in terms of spirit and in terms of people that are known as december sent and acknowledge mayor edwin lee ann are chester's and everything has ann chester's and hope like this is now first time seeing everyone behind us and i want to say like i hope that these wisdom i see a lot of the people prepared and i also want to be aware the river by standing rock and about his mark is not the only river on mothered architectural plenty of rivers and just like keeping it simple and makes me question the
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priority of that house here in terms of san francisco and what is you all doing and i hope that all the efforts my relatively putting into the speeches has a lot of good information we shouldn't - you guys are the politicians so you know definitely use it from you all about the light about the change and i know that you know your power is limit you have to answer to people and devest in bank of america obviously the bank of america is in the not the eat thing to do but it is doable so, yeah i also want to thank you for your my voice thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm speaking today as a 35 residents of san francisco
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and a retiree from the deducting and a citizen the world and a fellow stuttering on the praents for future generations i'm of native an chester but calling me relative we share the responsibility to be protectors of clean water, clean air and the earth itself i'm urging you to join that important work as our elected representative you have the pour that make san francisco a leader in the worldwide movement to repudiate the profiting if the wreckage ever clefks by withdrawing financial support from fossil fuel industries in the financial institutions which finance them in this case the bank of america this growing movement already dmudz seattle that voted to withdraw funds from wells fargo and oakland and bolder and
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portland and minneapolis has considered similar action in this dark area of trump the role of cities and states to lead this fight it for critical than ever clearly we can't rely on washington and the scott purporting that joined the administration disinformation campaign by pubically denying the human activity as climatic change what we can do is join with cities like seattle and universities and museums and pension funds and other institutions that are voting to devest we can make our own strong statement saying not to delay fossil fuel and cutting financial ties with the bank of america. >> thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> i'm here with the california indoors association and we are here to proudly support
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indigenous right and indigenous people and inagainst health and asking the board of supervisors to newsom vote yes to devest san francisco is a great city i've been here 2 two years for a city that is tried or prides itself on hispanics, however, we can't complain that we do business the corporations that finance the destruction of indigenous people and their land it is time to stop this and do the right thing and it is time to do it now and wah-wah-wah overdue for the indigenous people of the land who again, we're here today to urge the board to amazing vote yes to devest thank you very much. >> thank you for your. >> to share the life and i
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liability and the pursuant of happiness my farther part of constitution - 2000 meetings in people's homes and across america it included 200 thousand folks one million people have viewed the footage from the live stream i'll encourage this is our homework to go to people watch the live stream don't wait for us activist in the community to contact you to embedded on on board a 9 point plan in that the aclu is advocating for remeeting with the sheriff hennessy the sheriff hennessy is putting the attorneys a that 9 point plan to see what they agree or not and be part of movement
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that will elect the lgbtq i plus and women's respect to bear bodies i know those are all important issues to every single one of you on this board and again your homework is don't wait for us to contract you go to the website brush up on the 9 point and see what you can do to help us help you because aclu has three hundred lawyers and hire one hundred but the federal government hats 19 thousand lawyers and trump 11 thousand lawyers the aclu membership if 4 thousand to 1.2 million since the election thank you for your time and i'll be following up with you thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> board members i'm haley
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clark i live in district 5 opted out territory my parents are immigrants and i'm indebted to native people and the malone i was a bank of america member for half of my life and finally left the bank i seen with my eyes people a mass i was tear gassed green before shot with rubber bullets and clear that native people and people of color were established on the front lines what is happening on the burial grounds is disgusting where the pipeline is on the mississippi river a leakage will effect 19 million people down stream as
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the zero supervisors in the city for over a half of decade i spent a lot of time cleaning up and concerned about the future of our planet i'm personally front ya front yard it was exacerbated a pipeline burst and over one hundred thousand of wastewater into the ocean i cleaned mortar off the morning than 20 men in hazmat suits in an entire can i they that we'll wait for it to into dgo the ocean san francisco has blood on his hands we need to send a message of solidarity to trump we'll not continue it against
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the indigenous people thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi for the most part i'd like to say i find it quite rude and disrespect to see how many of you have been carrying on conversations and looking our phones while you have people the public especially native americans like myself and friends have been here sitting here pleading to your attention and hearts and minds with that said, i personally took my money out of bank of america years ago during occupy when i was another will standing rock for two weeks through december it was hearted breaking to know that my proofing city the city it is so advances that
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leads the nation and month plastic bags from the grocery store is literally taking my money and giving it to the people that who are standing on the odds shooting water and bullets and macy's innocent protesters we should step forward and lead this freaking country it is ridiculous almost ridiculous santa monica let them take their money out of bank of america and san francisco is hands are in their pockets that disgusting we talk about helping low income but how about the native americans we are before we got here what about our future children no point in building hours if there is be no clean freaking water, please for the
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love of everything and my other day people come and speak stop the damn conversations and listen to the people that is the democracy; right? that's all i have to say. >> (clapping.) >> thank you for you comments. >> madam president if i may say with right-hand turn to the last speaker that number one, i think this board and its evidence by the fact that 8 members of this body have affixed their names and support to to resolution number 2, i say as somebody who for most of my adult life has worked for the tribe helping them acquire land and water rights there is another thing going on that is which actually as constituents are contracting us and listening to them an e-mail and we're dealing with other things we're
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actually capable of listening to you and called misrepresent tasking i say with with all respect i'm completely focused on the speakers and the other things they're not maturing exclusive. >> thank you supervisor peskin. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm a member of technical employees i'm a union member and went to standing rock as a member and many union members from california from all over the countries and lowers of solidarity as well as presence that put supplies toward the mobilization and also had to deal with the incredibly devastating effects of morton community and - i also want to
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mention there was a organization called organization for standing rock that was there our union president also sorry he also sent a letter in support of this particular ordinance and from the board of supervisors but last january also this past january an annual convention we passed a resolution to devest from the retirement plan for the partners from our university of retirement plan and is bank that funds displace he will that comes as people are becoming more and more aware of how devastating to have to participate in an economy that kills people and take away people's human rights and takes
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away union rights as well that is not helping union families at all this levy of inequality in our wake thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm a resident of district of and want to express gratitude for supervisor fewer to be responsible for matrix and supervisor ronen and all the co-sponsors thanks for hearing our voices and deciding our city will join many of the cities with the enormous financial cloud against the energy folks if so a great first step we're here to make sure that the promises are kept and we'll keep
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on pushing for divestment from bank of america we understand the process is extract but we're not looking at for victories we are looking for the contribution to have public banking whether investments with the native-american and the destruction or any other injustice this conversation about ethic conversation is getting started the waters to life movement was started by young people that want a liveable future with hope and trees and abundant wildlife i want to future for this is the risky to prevent that the city partners with the honorable institutions that make divestment urgent on after the 2008 crash none from the responsible banks was pushed one of the first things from the
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trumpet to wane the say we can't count an scott to protect our planet more due regulation that should concern us all with that the oil is about to flow that the silence of many of our national and state. >> thank you thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> i'm a little alabama and caesar chavez i encourage you to strongly consider divestment and devesting from extravagant industries and we're at a critical juncture worldwide and north america has think ability
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to set the example instead of trying to be exporting country of oil where before it used to export oil there is a big effort here to reembark on the art of civilization which is cultural industry a big push and we like to see that you help to stop that the cities across the country including seattle as you may know closer here the city of davis has dug us in downtown in california and across the country and minneapolis and you're at a critical juncture you are to setting the tone of other cities across the country and almost the ceo's of the industry of oil and gas like shell have said they're now
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going to close their portfolio as well as phillip 66 and chronicle in the last past week announced thanking they'll be closing their portfolio on oil as well so i urge encourage you be part of movement to divest. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon my name is madonna i'm an elders elderly from north carolina from the came that was there and i've come here just as a regular person but i was amazed a thing as divest and years and years ago i
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came out here to san francisco on a federal program that removed indian people from the reservations and sent them to the big cities hopefully e hoping we'll metal away we turned around and went home i thought i was coming to san francisco to talk to you but also to the young people that were there that came by the hundreds to support us we don't have this kind of idea that divestment or bodies of important people that can make those important decisions that's why i came this far thank you and thank you all the young people that came water protectors thank you thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> before the next speaker i want to predict the members in the audience for using our supportive fingers rather than
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clapping thank you. >> hi, i'm - thank you for the opportunity i want to address that it is really a constitutional crisis there are two treaties that the pipeline is violating another reason it so concern you article 6 is a laws of the supreme law of land and the army corp from the nation amounts to a violation of supreme law of the land and want to say we want to see the board show moral commitment and from many familiar faces that showed up the last time we're not expecting like you i don't know how to do it and good luck we're here to try to offer any kind of
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research how exactly it what work to devest the money thank you for your time. >> thank you for your comments >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm kelly lived in san francisco i'm a small business owner and here in solidarity with the stavrnd rock the native nations of os country's and all around the world and 7 young people one baby to be i'm here for the water as a water protector on the front line to see where this money is going and the brutality from the investment this city is putting into bank of america so i strongly support this resolution to seinvest in bank of america and i i'm here a commit
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motorbike member of this city to a more just and sustainable economy thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm tom district 11 i'm reminded of the fable of the hours and the hours seize the spar are with his feet in the air the spare our says the sky is failing i'm helping by having my feet in the air the hours said what can you do the sparrow says i do what i can supervisors the national park services has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and years debating and studying the environmental impact of dogs working class in the ddg r a at the same time, a
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pipeline that will pump millions of dark sledge everyday underneath a reservoir of fresh water drinking water is going virtually unexamined and that to me makes that abundantly contrary that certain evictions of government will not respond when we asks inform prudence and them to for a second the realties of science therefore i reprimand you they'll alone listen to the sounds of money to like the sparrow says the great sparrow we must do what we can thank you thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good
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investment i got an mba in 2013 and fossil fuel are the future if you're not concerned about the future putting money in a pipeline a huge amount of political opposition and probably a carbon tax that reduces the profit if you don't say where children or don't bring water or breathe air the opportunity to make the smart more conservative less risky investment are you numbers are making a rupture and hopefully, your existed to do what i think you are already doing in our heart tshs and your service thank you for your comments
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>> that would help fund people who wish to hurt more native americans. the symbol of it would me so much for me a city i had so much faith in growing up who stand for so much of my loved ones. please help me keep hope. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello again. um, i have a friend who contacted me about 4 years ago and he lived in the midwest and he
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is transjnder and he said i have taken my savings of $200 and bought a plane ticket to san francisco and he moved here and he lived in a shelter in the tenderloin and wnt to city college and he got ssi and now he is a undergraduate in another school in another state thmpt reezian use his story because for him san francisco stood for hope and safety in a world that was much darker and didn't have that for him. in a way, the world has become much more dark and difficult for a lot of us and i'm here to speak to the name and the symbol of san francisco, my home such that i can have confidence that when i tell people i'm born and raised here i know the city stand behind me and my values of speaking truth to power and standing up for justice and not letting
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things fall to had way side. i ask you to really listen and think about this and think about what it means to represent the city of san francisco in the face of this and to stand with our history as a progressive city speaking truket and power and justice. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. sfgtv, please. >> i like to start by giving thanks to the ancestors and they are descend chbt here today. this is native land. marcos ramirez a son of a immigrant father and a artist and advisor to a artist rez daents here in san francisco call thd growly and today i like to speak to you as someone
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privileged to stand among and call myself a water protector. on the monching of february 23 i woke in [inaudible] camp, stepped outside and noticed someone on a hill point agrifle at my chest. i urge you all to look at this photograph. we were of course unarmed as we always have been. the next photograph is much more fun. this is what we had in our hands, we had puppies. we can no longer say we don't understand what the cumulative power of capital does in the hand of those that want to hurt people. this is toward the end. this is recently, this is not the forces learned anything thoferb months of abuses. let's put concrete language into the investment matrix.
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all you, i urge you. i'm proud of what we were able to do at standing rock and hope you can look back over your political history and say you stood with the people during this time. deivist san francisco and want to thank you, thank the board of supervoozers the last time we spoke for staying so late with us so thank you, guys. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm a 4th fivth grade teacher. i teach in the bayview. just wrap up american-to give voice to my student squz their imagative minds and critical eyes. so, this is a free response student did after watching. at mome e home they watched a lot of people kicked off of the sunny
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rock camp and they were very up set so we decided do a reflection component to get our ideas out there. this is a studen in 5th grade. quh i saw the native people kicked off the land i remembered the unit on [inaudible] i remembered how we talked about what if it was like for before and think how the people lived there. when we were talking the stuff they made is like the stuff his mom makes. i can't believe people are ociwith this happeningism but i guess i would have been okay too before the class. isn't fair because they were here first. that is quhie i think that shouldn't be happening. so, i just want to urge all you to make the right decision, hopefully show our youth that you are in the right side for justice to show you are not just you know, here like a symbol but that you hold the truth they want to see in the world and they are already beginning to envision it as 4th
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and 5th graders. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> in order for a molecule to absorb radiation it has to have a change in the electronic field, it has a to have a pogerized electric feempd. oxygen and niteiogen the majority of the at mospheres they are dimer jz symmetrical so dont absorb because there is no poparticularity. carbon diox side on the other hand very different atoms, oxygen much more negative. carbon much more positive and they do crete dipoll moments. there is one that a wagon motion where the oxians wag and another that is a slinky motion and
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they do absorb infrared and send it back to earth. i'm a forklift driver. i can understand this. i don't know why scott prut can't understand. one of my frustrations closer to home in san francisco is the total burning of the carbon burning in san francisco is very great and screwing around with the mta and traffic pattern is window dressing. it isn't actually doing anything about our carbon footprint. i wish we were more committed to it because what we are doing is not a rats ass. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> tom gill burty. molly irish worked at lighthouse for the blind for 17 years. she is a community service coordinator plan and does had
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staffing for monthly birthday parties, bingo, holiday travels and trips and being evicted placerpleville. last aexperience will probably be this month of [inaudible] wells who is 95 who just passed. weaves of our society. we envision of our jails, i'm take ing a quote. i like the word reenvision. it will be a big word. reenvision our police procedures, our densities, our banking, devesting, how about reenvisioning san francisco public bank, how about reenvisioning our military, energy, food, climate change realty, which 4 weeks ago nina kim on forum said that coastal
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commission said the evidence of 2 inch climate change is 26 feet of water rise. like wall street owning washington dc, the oil and military, big bucks owning washington dc, our real estate developers in this town own this city. they tell us what they want us to build. this is our city, this may be our coop. i have been showing the 5th of a 5 point plan. it's our way. it's another way of deciding how we can live here and do what we need to do to have a healthy city and environment. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> members of the board. rea heart, director ofsuch open government. in
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solidarity with many previous speakers i like to remind bank of america was found ed in san francisco and devested itself of the city so don't think you should have moral qualms what so ever devesting from them financially. starting today i intend to talk about a fraud purpitated on the citizens of san francisco by the office of the mayor mpth cucluding with san francisco public library and city library and appointed by the mayor. since 2000 friend and foundation of the san francisco public library had more than 80 million dollars passed through their hands. this month is 4 years since they come before the leeuberary commission and public to discauss what they do with the millions that
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pass 34 their hands each year. a grup of private individuals raising mun ain the name the san francisco public library a institution in its own right but also department of city government is unconsenable. the fraud is perpetrated for 18 year jz designed to continue in perpetuity. this group raises millions, it does so with your support because you give the authorization and my calulation from the public records says out of every dollar they raise in the name the library the library gets about 7 cents. you hurd about veterans group jz all those who raise money and spend litd little for the cause this is one of then. next week to give a
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preview-on the screen, please. i will talk about the main evil actor in this fraud and that is city librarian lu is, her era was found to receive thousands of dollars of gifts of reportable items from this group for year jz failing to disclose them and was found in violation of the law. >> thank you for your comments. before the next speaker speaks i ask if there are any other members of the public who like to address the board? please step up general public comment. next speaker, please. >> that you can for the listening to us today. i just want to say that i'm honored and grateful to have gone up to standing rock and stood thob front lines but also believe this is also the front line and you guys hold the pow er to make a huge difference. if
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you don't you are no different than dapple and you hold the responsibility of the environmental degidation that can happen and human rights happened against native people so here as a voice to urge you to deivist from bank of america. >> thank you for your comments. jerk any other members of the public who like to provide public comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is clez close said. please read the item frz adoption without reference to committee. >> 30-37 considered for adoption without committee reference. single roll call may enact the items. may object sever a item and have considered sep areerately. >> supervisor fewer. >> move the sever item 30. >> no other names on the roster on items 31-37, please call the roll.
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>> safa erk, aye. sheehy, aye. tang, aye. yee, aye. breed, aye. cohen,i aye. farrell, aye. fewer, aye. kim, aye. peskin, aye. ronen, aye. there are 11 aye's. >> the item are adopted unanimously. [applause] >> we are not there. we are going back to 30. item 30. >> resolution to urge the office of treasurer tax collector to immediately update the city socially responsible investment matrix by adding finance of dakota access pipeline as a screening factor. >> supervisor fewer. >> thank you very much. today i'm proud san francisco stands with
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other cities across the nation to look at our own investment as part of our sal darety with the standing rock zoo and in opposition to the pipeline. most importantly, well other cities like seattle ended depository service the resolution paves the way for san francisco 3 to be sth first in the country to with draw investment from banks finance the energy transfer family of companies. i want to thank treasurer sis narrow and office for collaboration and like to thank the 8 other cosponsors of the resolution particular ly supervisor ronen who was office worked with my staff to draft the resolution and supervisor kim, yee, sheehy, tang, safae and cohen. i want to thank you the san francisco [inaudible] coalition and community advocates for their leadership, passion and commitment in push elected officials to take a stand on the issue. many of you have been to standing rock
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and seen first hand the fight and violation of human rights. thank you for allowing to see it through to your personal testimony. your testimony is heart felt and moving and inspired me to take action and response. in particular i like to appreciate jacquie fieldler, a brilliant young leader from the defund [inaudible] coalition who is a pleasure to work with on the resolution and to my legislative aid, chelsy bolard who works oen this. let's hope our action today in passing the resolution ats volumes to the chorus of voices condemning the pipeline and calling for clean water for indigenous people in all communities. wlee are a city of hope but also one of courage and strength. yunlted we are stronger against injustice. unitsed we are our best. colleagues i urge a unanimous
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vote today in urge of the resolution. >> thaupg supervisor fewer. >> thank you for the moving words and all your work on this and i just wanted to also echo and say thank you to all you for staying the whole day. you started at 2 a clock, sat through the entire meeting and came here to fight for something that you deeply believe in, which is really the survival of not only the native people, but of the entire planet and you are a inspiration, thank you for going to standing rock. thank you for fighting in local cities. we stand with you and i just wanted you to know i'm deeply grateful for your work. >> supervisor ronen. supervisor kim. >> i want to thank supervisor fewer for take the lead and step closer to be the socially responsible city we all aspire to be. i also want to
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recognize supervisor john avalos for his work last fall in passing a resolution to suspend much of our city ties in business with wells fargo including issuing of municipal bonds and use of investment products. while i was not everything we want toed ed to see we took steps to sever ties with banks to show disrarbd for resident in san francisco and throughout the country and appreciate supervisor fewers work taking us a step closer it being socially responsible around issues of water which we deeply care about. >> thauchck. seeing no other names on the roster take the item same house same call? without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. [applause] thank you very much.
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madam clerk, read in memorulism scrrks in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of #13r visor sheehy for ken horn be and supervisor farrell for charles mayoral mu gowanfelt >> this bridges to the end of the ajenlda. any other items before us today is >> that conclude the business for today. >> we are adjourned. thank you everyone. [meeting adjourned ]
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic
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collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert most collisions happen in good weather allowance even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor
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the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time cities cross america are being safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk
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to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs this gives people a head start
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allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light
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is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike lanes are a shared zone four for vehicles to change lanes slow
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bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people cleared the bike box bicycle
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traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans when the vehicle is cleared the intersection let's take a quiz to see what all of learned here we go number one when do month collisions happen did you say in daytime you're correct question two if an intersection is not marched is it still a crosswalk yes did you get it right great job one more before we go on what's one of the best things to do to avoid collisions? you can it take a breath pay attention and slow down
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city streets are crowded and chaotic so seeing everyone every single everything is difficult here's a test how many times did the white team pass the ball? if you answered 11 you're correct but did you notice anything else also be aware ever you're surrounded and remember that is easy 0 miss something if you're not looking for it here's some basic principles driving near peep e people from you're driver's seat it is difficult address our mirrors to reduce blind spots people on
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bicycles maybe be in our blind spot give yourselves plenty of time to react look out stay on the road from building to building not just curve to curve check driveways and behind parked vehicles for people that enter our path turning vehicles are especially dangerous important people walking and collisions often occur when vehicles are making tunnels when you turn remember check for people using the crosswalk before starting you're turn watch for people on bikes traveling in the ongoing direction always check our mirrors and blind spots patience pays off take a moment to make sure you're clear while it might feel you'll save time by driving
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fast or turning without checking you won't save driving only adds a few semiautomatic to our trip a collision can cost you, your job or someone's live here's important things to remember all crosswalks are legal and pedestrian have the right-of-way people cross the street anywhere children and seniors and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable think city strits give buses and streetcars a lot of the space or people returning to catch a train don't block the box this creates dangerous situation for people walking how are forced into moving traffic and people bicycling out of the bike lane and people on bikes most city streets are legal for
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bicyclists even without signs people biking can fall in front of you provide a safe amount of space when passing someone on a bike a minimum of 3 feet is required by law in california and people on bikes prefer to be in the bike lane in for the this is often to avoid accidents give them room people on bikes will stay away from the traffic or watch out for open doors whoops that was a close one expect people to go to the front of the light and pass on the right a tap of the horn maybe useful to make you're preservation known but avoid using the horn it may saturday night be someone
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vehicles anybody right turns are especially dangerous important biking always approach right turns properly signal early and wait for people biking through the intersection move as far to the right to people on bikes can pass on the left let's try a few more questions who are the most vulnerable people on city streets? children? seniors, and people with disabilities why do people on bikes ride close to travel there to avoid car doors what is one of the most dangerous situations for people walking and riding bikes? turning vehicles and what can you do to make sure that everyone is safe in any
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situation? thartsz stay patient and alert and, of course, slow down parking and loading a vehicle on accredit city streets is a challenge weather parking and unloading always check for people in our mirrors and blind spots and on the driver's side with our right turn right hand this causes you to look 40 on your left for bicyclists when passersby exiting the vehicle make sure about opening the door know where loading zones are if not loading zones available use side streets never stop in bike lanes
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or traffic lanes. >> bad weathering and visible rain and fog or low lighting make it hard to see you're vehicle is likely to slide or loss control in eye i didn't controls and create issues for people walking and biking they tried try to avoid pulled and umbrellas and construction get slippery for people the safety thing to do in conditions whether wet or icy or dark slow down and drive more carefully remember going fast may on this save you a few semiautomatic but speeding may cause you a life or you're job people walking and biking are vulnerable
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people can be distracted or make unsafe decisions as a driver the responsibility for safety lies with you a collision could mean the loss of our life or you're job and dealing with the legal implementations could take years or an emotional toll if someone is killed in a crash help us achieve vision zero and everyone can use the streets safely. >> thank you for watch and following the important driving tests your remember we're counting on you
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>> san francisco recreation and parks department offers classes for the whole family. rec and parks has a class for everyone. discover what is available now and get ready to get out and play. henri matisse. frida kahlo. andy warhol. discover the next great artist. get out and play and get inspired with toddler classes. experience art where making a mess is part of the process. classes and the size the
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commission reading today is thursday, february 16. i am just going to make a few announcements. so, welcome. if you could please, turn off an electronic sounding devices that could go off during the proceedings, we would really appreciate that. please, take any secondary conversations outside. if you would like to speak on an item today we do ask that you complete a blue card you do not have to. the process will be i will call off the names on the blue cards but after that, i'm going to just say if anyone else would like to make public comments, to come on up and you will still have that opportunity to make public comments even if you did not complete a card. commissioner, how do you [inaudible] for coppola public